areal bone mineral density


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to areal bone mineral density: DXA, Bone Density Test, DEXA scan

areal bone mineral density

Abbreviation: areal BMD.
The bone mineral content, measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), divided by the bone area in square centimeters.
See also: density